Did you know that a chickadee is a real type of bird? I did not and I kept calling the chick cake pop a chickadee. Although according to the definition I found online, the chick cake pops kind of encompass the definition “universally considered ‘cute'”, “oversized round head”, etc.
I made these cake pops for Easter. I got the idea for the chicks on Bakerella of course. Except I didn’t feel like buying the star-shaped sprinkles for the feet, so I just used nerds for all of the appendages. Then I used non-pareils for the eyes. Don’t use red non-pareils! Your chick will look possessed. Here’s my chick making factory below…
For the flowers, I rolled the cake pops in a more cylindrical shape. Then I got pastel M&M’s and before the candy melt dried, I stuck them on (“M” side down). I used mini M&M’s for the center of the flower.
What did I use?
- A box of white cake mix
- Homemade Vanilla Icing (about the same amount of one canned icing)
- Nerds (1 box is enough)
- Pastel M&M’s
- Mini M&M’s
- White and yellow candy melts
- Jelly beans
- cake pop sticks
- purple plaid ribbon, green ribbon, and “Happy Easter” ribbon
- clay pots
- cake pop clear bags
– Freeze your cake balls after they are rolled! This makes it so much easier to coat them with candy melts
– Dip the cake pop stick in a little bit of candy melt before sticking it into the cake ball, this helps it stay better
– Keep some cake pops frozen as you’re working with other ones so they don’t get warm
– Have your decorations prepared (I divided the M&M colors up before I started dipping the cake balls), you want the coating to still be wet when you stick the decorations on